Luwero, Uganda, 8th April 2021. Host Ndejje University are not taking anything for granted, the Luwero based side embarked on vigorous training to ensure that both their male and female teams are ready for the 24th-25th April open championship.
It will be the first time volleyball will be played since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2019.
“Everything is going as planned, we are in touch with the Uganda Volleyball Federations on compliance with the Standard COVID-19 SOPs.” Said Tadeo Winyi, Chairperson Local Organizing Committee
Ndejje Open was the first and last Championship held in the year 2020 before Government of Uganda declared a total lock down to curb the spread of the Corona Virus.
Defending champions Nemostars will miss the party as they are set to play at the African Club Championship in Tunisia around the same time. The Kololo based side departs for Tunis on 16th and returns on 28th April 2021.
Ndejje Elite are the women’s defending Champions having beaten KCCA VC 3-1.
Sharks lost 3-0 to Nemostars in the finals will be a team to watch.
“We want to try out our best in the championship, we started training last month and the players are responding very well.” Said Emma Kato, Ndejje Sharks’ Head Coach.
Gulu Volleyball Club, Sport-S, KAVC, KCCA, VVC, Nemostars and Espoir Women are some of the teams expected to grace the first event that would signal return to play.
Most clubs will use the Championship to test their new signings ahead of National Volleyball League resumption in September 2021.
This year’s Championship will be the 9th Edition of the annual event. Only two categories Club and corporate will be played at the Arena of Vision in Ndejje University.